Gore Vidal on ‘Ben Hur’

In writer Gore Vidal’s memoir ‘Palimpsest’, he describes in detail how he developed the renowned homoerotic angle in the Ben Hur script that was used to develop the tension between the hero, played by Charlton Heston, and his nemesis,  played by Stephen Boyd. It’s fascinating to read and it’s also very interesting to see how Stephen and Gore conspired to pull this off.

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